Slice of history, piece of cake delight Rio


Rio de Janeiro showed on Sunday that partying really is a piece of cake as residents tucked into a monster birthday confection to mark the Brazillian city’s 450th anniversary.  Those adverse to carbs should look away now—– the 450 metre cake was made with 2.5 tonnes of flour, 2.1 tonnes of sugar,  1.5 tonnes of margarine, 3000 eggs and 1000 litres each of milk and whipped cream.  The enormous sweet the centerpiece of the birthday celebrations was served up on a long table in the heart of the city. Thousands of people stood by singing “ Happy Birthday “ before bakers dished out slices to delighted locals._81329771_hi026121742

Rio was founded on March 1,  1565 by Portuguese explorer and city founder Estacio de Sa

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